As the DNC chairman here on the Huddle, I wanted to ask your opinion on Hillary. The whole Dem establishment seems to be scurrying around like they know something is up with Hillary. Does she have a health issue or is it just her polling numbers that have them worried?
Yes, I am a known breathless defender of killers. Sort of like my breathless defense of George Zimmerman. You and TheRed should get a room Life must be good behind your keyboard In the OP, I called out people on the edges. People who call cops Pigs and don't give a rip when they are shot and the other side of the coin, which is people who would say to leave "those people" without any cops at all if they are gonna act like "they" do and see how they like it. Those 2 groups are the ones getting all the headlines and the exact two groups who exacerbate the problem
The cops are indeed the ones with authority here. With authority comes responsibility. I think they should be responsible to have meetings with community leaders and make sure everyone knows what behavior is okay, what behavior is not. The cops could make inroads quite easily in my opinion. The same cops that are the supposed enemies of the community are still the ones that are called when they need protection. This is where the leadership thing comes into play. If I were governor, I would push for most communities to have meetings, not to gripe at each other, but to explain their procedures and why they do things the way they do and to listen to the community leaders about their concerns, etc. I think this would be a great step in building back some confidence. The road we are on now ends in a place I don't think we want to go.
Sure it is, most posts to most threads are on the edges of the argument. That is what keeps em going You think the gung ho cop knew she was depressed when he arrested her? Would any cop, good or bad, know that? I asked early on, and nobody even replied, I suppose it was not inflammatory enough, if there were protocols in place for monitoring a jailed person once they knew that they had attempted suicide before.
Yes, you can question the arrest. Looks like the guy was way too gung ho. Not many people would say that it should not be looked into. But, you can't blame the lady hanging herself on the over zealous cop. You could just as easily say, hey, if she hadn't made that trip or if her friends had only bailed her out a couple days before. All the "what iffing" does not solve the issue, but does get us toward a 17th page
I was being serious. I would not however have anyone in DC address this. Obama, Hillary, Cruz, Huckabee, etc would just politicize this for votes.
No, the real leadership would be in county Sheriffs Depts and City Cheifs meeting with church and civic leaders. Law enforcement and citizens having sessions where they go over what they expect from each other. Governors would be as high as I would go and then it is just to direct each county seat to set up meetings.